Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has heaped praise on Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for scoring his 700th club goal during his team’s recent victory against Everton by a score of 2-1.
On Sunday, Ronaldo, who is now 37 years old, accomplished an incredible accomplishment at Goodison Park (October 9). The seasoned player joined the action in the 29th minute of the game when Anthony Martial received an injury. He scored a historic goal with his left foot only one minute before the halftime break.
Simpson shared his excitement over Ronaldo’s achievement while appearing on the in-house program The Debate that is produced by Manchester United.
What did the Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson say about Cristiano Ronaldo?
He said: “People don’t even play 700 games, never mind scored 700 goals! I was just happy for him because he’s been on the bench, and he’s not used to it. To come on and score the winner, we can’t say any more about him. I’m really pleased that he came on and showed some pace and it was a great finish.”
In his career, he has played for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus, and Sporting CP, and he has made a total of 942 matches, scoring 700 goals and assisting 222 others.
In the meanwhile, Ronaldo is now serving as a substitute for Manchester United throughout this season. Only four games have been started by him since Erik ten Hag took over as the team’s new manager, with only one of those games occurring in the Premier League. During this season, he has played 10 games and has recorded two goals and one assist.
With 15 points after eight matches, Manchester United is presently in fifth place in the Premier League rankings for the 2022-2023 season. On Thursday, the team will play their second match in the UEFA Europa League against Omonia (October 13).